Don Pasquale – April 2021

Casting for Ernesto only. Fee £400.

We are disappointed that ongoing lockdown restrictions continue to impact on our ability to make music, and so we are sadly forced to readvertise this role.

Although we still face much uncertainty about when and how we could get back to performing infront of a live audience, we know that there are many like us out there who are desperate to have an opportunity to sing.

We are now casting for a production of Don Pasquale in April 2021. The production will be in a covid-safe location in London, with social distancing in place and integrated into the staging.  There will be no audience present – the performance will be filmed and made available online.

We will be performing the full opera, in Italian, with piano accompaniment.

The following role is available:

  • Ernesto

Given the likelihood of ongoing restrictions to travel into the UK, we request that all applicants are or will be based in the UK.

To minimise the risk to performers (and give the widest chance for people to be involved), we will make use of online/remote rehearsals wherever possible, and minimise the number of in-person rehearsals. It should be noted that because of this, there will be an expectation that all performers will be able to learn their roles predominantly by themselves.  Please take this into account when considering applying.

Although we are self-funding this production to give singers a much-needed opportunity to perform, we also recognise that this is a time of hardship for performers everywhere, and so we are offering a fee of £400 for this performance.

Auditions will not be in person. Instead, we ask that you send us a video of you performing an aria from Don Pasquale, or a suitable alternative aria.  This will be followed by a video interview with the director to discuss the character & motivation.

Please email richard.jones@randomopera.co.uk with your musical CV or a summary of your performance experience, and an audition video to apply.

Applications close on Sunday 15 November 2020.

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Applications for this project have now closed